January 24th, 2022

Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts


By Nick Perry, The Associated Press on January 14, 2022.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The Pacific nation of Tonga issued a tsunami warning Saturday after an undersea volcano erupted.

Video posted to social media showed large waves washing ashore in coastal areas.

The Tonga Meteorological Services said a tsunami warning had been put in force for all of Tonga.

The eruption Saturday was the latest in a series of spectacular eruptions from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano.

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